Discussing why Chicago Alderman Ed Burke seems to have pressured the owners of a Burger King in his ward to contribute money to Cook County Board Chairman Toni Preckwinkle’s campaign fund, Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass quoted former Assistant U.S. Attorney and Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot this week:
“Ed Burke never does anything without expecting a quid pro quo. He’s a cunning and strategic person.
“The fact he decided it was going to, as alleged in the complaint, strong arm and extort a contribution for her said there’s some kind of relationship and he wanted to get something out of it.
“She’s got to explain what is the quid pro quo.”
Since McHenry County Board Chairman and Ed Burke Canadian fishing buddy has no opponent to make a similar challenge to his accepting money from Alderman Burke going back to the early 2000’s and the Northwest Herald is pretty much in his back pocket, Franks will not have to explain why Burke gave him the $5,000 on September 29, 2018, when he was running for Board Chairman.
Maybe it was for cleaning the City Council’s big fish’s big fish up in Canada.